Although only a tiny spec in the Indian Ocean, Mauritius packs a mighty big punch. The country serves up powdery white-sand beaches lined with luxury resorts, sparkling sea waters teeming with coral reef, and rich and flavoursome cuisine influenced by a variety of cultures. If you’re looking for a tropical paradise, you’ve found it. The locals are welcoming, the marine life is excellent and the opportunities for relaxation are plentiful. For a change of scenery sail to the remote island of Rodrigues, and don’t miss Black River Gorges National Park for a chance to spot native Mauritius kestrel.